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Ciclopirox Cream Over The Counter
Thanks for asking!: No. It is a precription medication. Not in over the counter meds list. ...Read more
It depends: Ciclopirox cream is used to treat infections caused by fungus, and therefore may be used to treat ringworm, candida, tinea versicolor and possibly seborrheic dermatitis. So, while it would likely be safe to use this cream if may not be helpful. See a dermatologist to determine the possibly cause of your condition. Once a diagnosis is made then a proper treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more
Tinea Versicolor: Most people use anti-fungal creams, lotions or shampoos to treat their tinea versicolor symptoms. Some of these include selenium sulfide (selsun), ciclopirox (loprox) and ketoconazole (nizoral). The selsun lotion (2.5 percent) works well as a tinea versicolor remedy. Loprox comes in a cream, gel or lotion. And Nizoral is available as a shampoo and cream. ...Read more
Which is the most effective cream for seborrheic dermatitis facial region (ketocanzole 2%, ciclopirox 1%, or pimecrolimus 1%)?
Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole is my preference. Apply 2x/day for 1-2 weeks, and then you can use a couple of times/week as maintenance/prevention. Short term use of 1% hydrocortisone cream 1-2/x day can be used for a few days also to minimize redness and irritation. Don't use hydrocortisone frequently due to side effects, including the thinning of the skin in this area. ...Read more
My dermo told me that the reddish area between my breasts is caused by a fungus. Loprox is too expensive. Would lotrimin (clotrimazole) 1% cream be equally good?
Is loprox (ciclopirox) cream ok to use on my mild to oily skin on face to treat tinea versicolor or is the gel version better?
Not much difference: The 3 topical formulations (gel, cream, lotion) available offer little difference for skin type... They just feel a bit different during application because of different consistency, but otherwise they all dry out relatively quickly and thus probably won't make much of a difference for you. So whatever you have/got, give it a try. U probably have more than just on face? Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Oily products can make tinea versicolor worse . Can loprox (ciclopirox) cream applied on face make it worse? Is it an oily cream it contains mineral oil!
Occlusion is bad: Anything that occludes evaporation on the skin is bad for tinea versicolor, a fungal infection of the skin. Best to use products without oils like a water-soluble cream. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream [over the counter] may help. Sometimes systemic antifungal therapy, prescribed by your doc, is needed. Make sure you wash towels in hot water and if possible bleach. This infection is spread on clothing & towels. ...Read more
Is clotrimazole 1% cream equally effective as loprox (ciclopirox) gel .77% for fungus between breasts? Is it safe to apply cornstarch on the area to keep it dry?
Hi a have tinea versicolor on my face and nose don't have a lot of spots mostly on nose can I put loprox (ciclopirox) cream all over my face?
Yes: Many over the counter topical analgesics and pain ointments have a low dose of lidocane, novacaine or prilocaine. ...Read more
It sounds like: You are buying it just to buy it... Maybe something you read? Vit k is needed for proper clotting and is not a supplement you need unless you have clotting issues and a hematologist has recommended it. Dark leafy greens contain vitamin k and it should be enough for your health. It is best to get our vitamins form foods first. Supplement for specific deficiencies. ...Read more
Can you prescribe something safe, quick and effective for treating yeast infection. Pills and cream. "Over the counter"?
"Yeasty Beasty": Yeast/fungal infections can affect many parts of the body, inc. the skin/scalp, nails, genitals, mouth, etc. Assuming that you have a vaginal yeast infection, several safe, effective "over the counter" remedies are available, like Monistat. Use according to the label directions for best results. See your doc for an exam, testing & possible presciption med if symptoms persist or worsen ...Read more
I have red itchy bump like between my toes about a week and im using ringworm cream over the counter about 3 days. Getting worse and spreding!?
I have red itchy bump like between my toes about a week and im using ringworm cream over the counter about 3 days. Feeling its getting worse and spred?
Fungal infection: Have no bump checj with MD for infection or callous ...Read more
Here are some...: Phimosis may induce inflammation / infection, which could be treated with heightening topical hygiene with judicious use of antifungal cream with steroid. If the bother from phimosis persists despite care, circumcision is the choice of long-term care. More? Ask doctor timely. ...Read more
Yes, but not good:
You can get otc bleach cream but it is limited to only 1-2% hydroquinone (bleaching agent). For effective skin lightening one needs greater than 6%.
This must be through a doctor that treats hyper-pigmentation because there are very special rules and precautions that must be followed. ...Read more
Clotrimazole : Topical Cream, see if that can be purchased OTC in your area, read the labels carefully, if no improvement, you ought to see your doctor / dermatologist, good luck ...Read more
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